May 26, 2016

All About That Curve Ankle Socks

There's a new ankle sock pattern in town and it's kinda uni-sexy!  Introducing All About That Curve Ankle Socks! Written to include three foot circumference sizes (8", 9" and 10"), this two-at-a-time, top-down sock pattern is EXACTLY what you've been missing in your life. Exactly.

Designed for use with Cedar Hill Farm Company's Gypsy (light fingering weight Australian merino yarn), this ankle sock is completely different from anything out there right now. It utilizes the Sweet Tomato Heel--which is sheer genius so thank you Cat Bordhi--and a round toe design that is customized for this pattern.  I've always been a mid-calf kind of gal, but these ankle socks are perfect for wearing to bed or padding around the house.  Because the weight of the yarn is so light, they'd also be pretty great in a pair of tennis shoes.

 If you have never worked a Sweet Tomato Heel, no worries.  In addition the the step-by-step instructions, there's also a link to a video tutorial. The round toe is a modification of the traditional decrease for working in-the-round, so no worries there, either.

Although this pattern is written for use with a single circular needle, it can be worked with two circular needles or DPNs if that's your thing.  If you aren't into working socks two-at-a-time, you can simply follow the instructions for Sock A and then repeat for a second sock.

And did I mention that there will be a kit for this pattern available in the very near future that includes stitch markers that have been specially designed for this pattern?  Oh yes, indeed! You'll want to make sure to be signed up for my newsletter so that you are the first to know when the kits become available.

Now, the fact that this pattern can be worked for both men and women is significant.  I know that there are a growing number of male knitters out there who like to knit socks.  I also know that there aren't that many sock patterns for men out there that don't look all kinds of girly.  I know that this sock pattern is completely unisex simply because the husband, who will only wear plain socks in neutral colors, said as soon as he saw them--even though the test knit was pool-y and not at all neutral in color--"Now that's a sock I'd wear! Make me some."  So, there you go. Officially endorsed by the pickiest male sock wearer on the planet. Now you have to knit up a pair. The husband has spoken.

You can get a copy of the pattern on Ravelry, Craftsy, or from the online shop.


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